Saturday, March 14, 2009

Let them eat PI!




March 14th (3.14) is Pi Day. I’ve never been big on math, but I love PI. The fact that pi represents an infinite number proves that…you can never have too much pi!



I know sometimes we find ourselves searching for ways to celebrate these lesser known holidays, so I’ve put together a few suggestions. Honestly, how can you call yourself a nerd if you don’t celebrate Pi Day?!

Here are some ways to get your geeky pi-party started:

You can enjoy 3.14 pieces of pizza pi, apple pi, pumpkin pi and/or various flavors of meringue pi or make a pi-napple upside down cake while you watch American Pi.


If you’re feeling particularly brainy, make up a song to help you recite as many numbers in Pi as you can. I’ll get you started: 3.14159265358979323846 (and away we go!)


Read the tale of the Pi-ed piper of Hamelin to your kids.

Do not use the Pi-thagorean Theorem…unless you’re working with your triangles inside of a circle (then I suppose it’s okay).

Wish people a happy Pi Day and if they respond with, “Oh, you mean like Pi r squared?” please correct them. Pi are round; cornbread and brownies are squared.

Looking to be Pi-lingual? Use these.

Pirate: The going price of pi.
Pints: units of volume in which pi is available.
Pinto: Ford’s official exploding vehicle of pi.
Pioneer: Within a reasonable distance to pi. (A yummy smell is usually a good indication that nomable pi is close by. Nom nom nom.)
Pi-sces: What pi does.
Pi-Romania: Where Transylvanian pi fanatics reside.
Pi-thon: refers to a skimpy undergarment adorned with the π symbol. (It is commonly misspelled by omitting a G at the end.)
Pi-sexual: The thought of scantily clad pi makes you horny regardless of its gender.

Remember, the party officially starts on 3/14 at 1:59:26.

Go forth and multi-pi.

:)

3 comments:

Rebeccalynn_dj said...

I have a friends kid that I would show this too but there is horny talk involved so I can't :(
You are a wonderful writer my dear friend. It is fun to read your posts.

ErikaRobin said...

Feel free to edit that part out, Bec. Copy/paste/deleeeeeete. LOL
Thanks for the compliment! :)

ZenMom said...

Go watch this, love. :)

http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2009/03/to-celebrate-pi-day.html

Happy Pi day!